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2018 Frater Award winners announced

Four ANFF staff members have been announced as the winners of the 2018 Frater Awards. These staff members will travel to 3 different countries and bring back new expertise in nanofabrication related areas that will benefit the ANFF user community.

The 2018 winners are Andrew See (ANFF-NSW), Doug Mair (ANFF-Q), Lim Wu Sim (ANFF-Optofab), and Mark Cherrill (ANFF-SA).

The Frater Award is a professional development award given to ANFF staff for outstanding achievement. Named after ANFF’s first chairman, Dr Robert Frater AO, Frater Awards fund local or international travel aimed at fostering technical and professional growth.

Previous awards have seen staff members travel to Switzerland to learn about thermal-Scanning Probe Lithography to enhance ANFF-VIC’s NanoFrazor capability, head to the US to further ANFF-Q’s elipsometry expertise with J.A. Woollam, and attend an international conference on Metalorganic Chemical Vapour Deposition (MOCVD) in Japan to promote ANFF and to stay up to date with the latest developments.

The 2018 Frater Award winning applications:

Mark Cherril (Microfabrication Technologist, ANFF-SA) – Attend JIMTOF 2018, Japan
Mark will attend one of the World’s largest micro/nanomachining exhibitions to identify advances in technology, knowledge and processes that relate to ANFF-SA’s micromachining capabilities.

Andrew See (Senior Process Engineer, ANFF-NSW) – Visit NARLAbs, Taiwan
Andrew will visit the National Nano Device Laboratories (NDL), one of 10 national laboratories under the National Applied Research Laboratories (NARLabs) in Taiwan. There he will learn about large scale semiconductor manufacturing, and gain insights into how research commercialisation is realised in Tairwan.

Lim Wu Sim (Senior Process Engineer, ANFF-Optofab) – Visit NARLAbs, Taiwan
Lim will also visit NARLabs, spreading his visit between NARLabs’ Instrument Technology Research Centre, the National Nano Device Lab, and the National Chip Implementation Centre. He will try to find areas of possible collaboration, while also improving his knowledge of the prototyping and scale up stages.

Doug Mair (Senior Professional Officer, ANFF-Q) – Visit Heidelberg Instruments, Germany
Doug plans to visit Heidelberg Instruments in Germany to learn more about direct write lithography and further his expertise regarding the Heidelberg uPG101 system available at ANFF-Q.